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Verstappen criticises British media: 'Had a hundred questions about it the other way round'.

2 July - 18:27 Last update: 2 July - 18:27
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Max Verstappen has given the British press a kicking. The current leader in the driver's standings argues that people are now acting as if the boos are the most normal thing in the world, while last year they fell foul of it when 'their' Lewis Hamilton was the victim of exactly the same thing.

"It doesn't matter to me and I'm not going to make a big deal out of it either," Verstappen told De Telegraaf. He says he is just focused on driving. "And I'm also not the person to force someone to speak out against it. It's the same with the English press. If it had been the other way round, you'd get a hundred questions about it. Now I got one. Like last year in Hungary, it was all one big drama."

Verstappen and Hamilton have 'history'

Last year Max Verstappen crashed out at Silverstone after a touch with Lewis Hamilton. Two weeks later, the Hungaroring in Budapest was raced and Hamilton was booed. This was due to the fact that Hamilton and Mercedes were celebrating the victory, while Verstappen was in the hospital for medical checks.

The British press was outraged by the boos, but a year later the roles have been reversed and there has been silence from that corner. Verstappen finds it remarkable but doesn't lose any sleep over it. "It is what it is. In Formula 1 it's quite new that things like this happen. I'm concentrating on what I have to do: going fast on the track."

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